High School Cello Institute

The cello institute brings together motivated students for a week of intensive study with accomplished artist-teachers who have a diverse background of skills and experience. The seminar ends with a concert of selected student soloists and cello ensemble.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next year! Join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

  • Daily master classes focus on a wide range of essential cello techniques
  • Performance classes
  • Improvisation classes
  • Career seminars
  • Cello ensemble rehearsals and performance
  • Orchestral excerpt classes and mock audition
  • Opportunities for private instruction

Audition Requirements

Select and record two of the following:

  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • One movement of a Bach Suite
  • A Popper Etude (High School of Cello Playing)

Additional Opportunities

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the high school summer orchestra program, which begins immediately after this one-week institute.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a cello major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

Faculty

Crispin Campbell

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Academy
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Faculty, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia; Cellist, Neptune Quartet

Dr. John Marshall

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Professor of Cello/Chamber Music at Eastern Washington University and Principal Cellist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra

Astrid Schween

Valade Fellow, Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Professor of Cello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Hartt School of Music; soloist, chamber musician and former cellist, Lark Quartet

Eugene Friesen

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp

Faculty, Berklee College of Music

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